Ellie Goulding to host Classic FM's Revision Hour to help students through exams

16 May 2019
Multi-million selling music artist Ellie Goulding is joining Classic FM to present two programmes on Saturday 1st and 15th June, as part of the radio station’s first ever series for students.

Launched on 27th April, Classic FM created the ground breaking, eight-part Saturday night series with The Student Room, the UK’s largest online student community. Each show contains a wide range of classical music, alongside practical advice and tips for exam-takers, all related to the theme of the week.

Ellie’s first programme (1st June, 9pm-10pm) will focus on controlling exam panic and will feature music chosen to aid relaxation, including Craig Armstrong’s score for the film Romeo & Juliet, music by the Italian minimalist composer Ludovico Einaudi, and ‘Venus, the Bringer of Peace’ from The Planets by Holst. Ellie’s second show (15th June), which is also the last in the series, will focus on the relevance of classical music to life once exams are over.

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Other presenters for Classic FM’s Revision Hour include the singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi; Dan Smith, lead singer of the band Bastille; and Vick Hope, from Classic FM’s sister station, Capital. Throughout the series, there are further resources for students at ClassicFM.com and each programme is available via Global Player.

Ellie Goulding said: “I listen to Classic FM all the time, so it’s a thrill for me to present on the station that I love and admire. I’ve been a big fan of classical music ever since my grandfather gave me a classical album, when I was 11 years old. At school, I found exams quite stressful and put myself under a lot of pressure, but music really helped me relax and unwind. I’m looking forward to being behind the mic for Classic FM’s Revision Hour and I hope everyone enjoys the music as much as I’ll enjoy presenting it.”

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Sam Jackson, Classic FM’s managing editor, said: “As one of the most successful female artists of her generation, we are hugely excited to welcome Ellie to the Classic FM family. It’s fantastic that she’s an avid listener to the station already, and that she shares our passion to demonstrate the relevance of classical music to everyone. I’m sure our existing audience will love her, and I’m also convinced she’ll introduce lots of new listeners to the joys of classical music.”

Classic FM is available across the UK on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio and TV, at ClassicFM.com, on the Classic FM app and Global Player.